Hematuria

Hematuria is the medical term for blood in urine. If you ever notice that your urine is tea-colored, purplish, brownish, pink or red, see your doctor immediately! Unfortunately, this blood is not always visible to the naked eye and must be found through a routine urine test. When examining urine for blood, we pay close attention to the shape of the red ...

Proteinuria

Proteinuria means that you have protein in your urine. The important protein to remember is Albumin which is made by the liver. It’s the kidney’s job to make sure that albumin doesn’t spill out into urine. Think of albumin as sealant for your blood vessels. It keeps them watertight, so if we lose too much albumin from our urine, water will leak outside our blood ...

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes the kidneys to grow multiple cysts. As these cysts grow larger, blood flow becomes strained and can lead to tissue damage and scarring. Eventually this can lead to kidney failure. Since PKD affects roughly 1 in every 800 people and accounts for 5-10% of dialysis patients, it is important to ...

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones affect about 1 in 11 people…that’s almost 10% of the population! Unfortunately for the guys, kidney stones are twice as common in men than women. The reoccurrence of stones after the first develops is 50% if no prevention measures are taken; however, if you’d rather lower that number by taking Dr. G’s advice, read on! If you pass ...